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Bryant Gumbel Biography
Bryant Gumbel ( born Bryant Charles Gumbel) is an American television journalist and sportscaster who joined NBC Sports in the fall of 1975 as co-host of the NFL’s GrandStand with Jack Buck’s pre-game show. He is an actor and writer who has appeared in films such as Contact (1997), The Weather Man (2005), and Main Street (2001).
Bryant Gumbel Age
How old is Bryant? Bryant Charles is 74 years old as of 2022. He was born Bryant Charles Gumbel on September 29, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on the 29th of September every year.
Bryant Gumbel Education
After completing high school education he later graduated from De La Salle Institute in Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree. ALSO READ: Mike Leslie
Bryant Gumbel Nationality | Ethnicity
What ethnicity is Bryant? He belongs to a mixed ethnicity/heritage. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States, and holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.
Bryant Gumbel Height
Bryant stands at a height of 5′ 9″ (1.75 m). Details about his other body measurements are under review.
Bryant Gumbel Family | Parents
Gumbel was born in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Rhea Alice (née LeCesne), a municipal clerk, and Richard Dunbar Gumbel, a judge, are his parents. His surname is derived from his great-great-grandfather, a German-Jewish emigrant from Albisheim, Germany. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel.
Bryant Gumbel Wife | Married
Is Bryant Gumbel Married? He was married to Jun, the two have two children together. He later divorced Jun in 2001 and married Hilary Quinlan a model and former Goldman Sachs analyst in 2002.
Bryant Gumbel Children
He is a proud father of two amazing kids, a son and a daughter, r Son Bradley Christopher (b. 1978), and daughter Jillian (b. 1984).
Bryant Gumbel Salary
The American sports anchor earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Bryant Gumbel Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Bryant Gumbel Illness | Health
He had surgery to remove a malignant tumor near one of his lungs In October 2009.
Bryant Gumbel Weight Loss
Bryant talked of how he shed 55 pounds of weight in seven months after he stepped on the scale to find out he was 240 pounds.
Bryant Gumbel NBC | Wikipedia
Gumbel was hired by NBC Sports to co-host the National Football League pre-game show GrandStand with Jack Buck. He presented several sporting events for NBC, including Major League Baseball, college basketball, and the National Football League, from 1975 to January 1982 (when he left to start The Today Show). He returned to sportscasting for NBC in 1988, hosting prime-time coverage of the Seoul Olympics and the PGA Tour in 1990.
Bryant Gumbel Career
He began his television career in October 1972, when he was made a sportscaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Gumbel was hired by NBC Sports in the fall of 1975 as co-host of the National Football League pre-game show GrandStand with Jack Buck. He was already a local evening news sports anchor for KNBC in Los Angeles. He presented several sporting events for NBC, including Major League Baseball, college basketball, and the National Football League, from 1975 to January 1982 (when he left to start The Today Show). He returned to sportscasting for NBC in 1988, hosting prime-time coverage of the Seoul Olympics and the PGA Tour in 1990.
Gumbel had one of his most memorable moments at NBC Sports when he was on-site for the “Epic in Miami” NFL playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins. Gumbel first joined Today as the program’s chief sports correspondent, bringing twice-weekly features to the show, including a regular series called “Sportsman of the Week,” which featured up-and-coming athletes. In June 1981, NBC announced that Tom Brokaw would leave Today to join Roger Mudd as anchor of the NBC Nightly News beginning in the spring of 1982. The hunt for Brokaw’s replacement was underway, and the original candidates included John Palmer, Chris Wallace, Bob Kur, Bob Jamieson, and Jessica Savitch, all of whom worked for NBC News. During Brokaw’s vacation in the summer of 1981, the contenders auditioned for his position. Gumbel became a candidate for the job by coincidence in August 1981, when he stepped in as a last-minute replacement for Today co-anchor Jane Pauley.
During the 1997–1998 television season, Gumbel moved to CBS to host a new prime-time newsmagazine called Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel. In 1998, the episode “The Reckoning” received a Peabody Award. It was only on the air for one season before being canceled. It first broadcast on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET, then on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
He presented a number of shows before joining the network’s morning program The Early Show as a co-host on November 1, 1999. On May 17, 2002, Gumbel quit The Early Show (and CBS) for good. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Gumbel was hosting The Early Show. He was the first to inform CBS viewers about the September 11 attacks. In the spring and summer of 2010, he served as a special guest moderator of ABC’s The View for multiple days.
Gumbel made a cameo role in Gore Verbinski’s film The Weather Man, with Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine. Cage’s character, a melancholy weatherman, auditions for a morning show called Hello America, for which he cohosts. In the episode “The Puffy Shirt,” Gumbel made a surprise appearance on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, interviewing Jerry Seinfeld on Today while Jerry was wearing the puffy pirate shirt.